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Christenberry Family Home, near Stewart, Alabama

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Christenberry Family Home, near Stewart, Alabama

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

William Christenberry
American, 1936–2016

Date

1994, printed 2004

Medium

Dye coupler print

Accession #

2014.172

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Christenberry was born and grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but he spent the summers nearby in Hale County, where his grandparents lived on land that had been in the family for generations. He lived much of his adult life in Washington, DC, and made annual pilgrimages each summer to Alabama to visit his family and photograph his childhood haunts. Christenberry took this picture of his paternal grandparents’ home, long since abandoned and reclaimed by the verdant landscape, with unsentimental directness.

Credit

Purchase with funds from Robert Yellowlees

Image Copyright

(c) William Christenberry